House and Home Exhibition

To mark its fortieth anniversary the Irish Architectural Archive is presenting an new exhibition, and accompanying publication, called House and Home featuring over forty original architectural drawings, as well as publications, models and photographs, for residential projects in Ireland. The exhibition will be opened in November by the Archive’s two founders, and Honorary Presidents, Nicholas Robinson and Dr Edward McParland.

The exhibition runs from 27th October in the Architecture Gallery, Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square. The Architecture Gallery is open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays to Fridays. Admission is free.

Perspective view of block of flats, Dominick Street Lower, Dublin


From the Archives 1916: Revolution and Recollection Launch on Inis Mór

Galway County Council Archives launched its bi-lingual travelling exhibition From the Archives, 1916: Revolution and Recollection exhibition, at Cill Rónáin Library on Inis Mór on Friday 15th January.  A Cathaoirleach Cllr. Peter Roche, launched the exhibition to a capacity crowd, which also included pupils and teachers from Scoil Ronain National School.

Prior to the launch a Cathaoirleach and staff from Galway County Libraries and Archives visited the school.  The children were enthusiastic recipients of gifts of archive badges and pencils. The pupils then proudly displayed a 1916 signatories project they and their teachers had just completed.  

Dublin City Library and Archive May Events

To co-incide with the display of the two exhibitions Fragments: Stories from Gallipol 1915 and Çanakkale: Road to Peace out of War at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, D2 until 29 May 2015, we have organised two events which related to World War 1:

Powerful new digital tool to transform how historians write history


Leading European Research Project showcases half a million resources on Medieval and World War I history from over 1,200 institutions across the globe

One of the largest historical archive platforms worldwide

A powerful new tool for digital historical research  developed over four years by digital humanities experts  across Europe was launched this week. It will transform how historians undertake research by giving unparalleled access to over 550,000 historical records relating to Medieval and World War I history across the globe.

DRI's Digital Preservation Award

It has recently come to our intention that the Digital Repository of Ireland believe that digital heritage is at risk of destruction and loss if action is not taken for the preservation of Irelands Archives. Digital decay is the gradual decay of digital content - lost data that cannot be accessed because computers no longer understand the legacy formats. The solution is digital preservation in lay mans terms this includes active ongoing data management, including changing formats, standards, and software.

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